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Fun With SharePoint Date Calculations

Working with date calculations in SharePoint can be about as much fun as stabbing yourself in the eye with a fork. With that said, I wanted to share some tips and workarounds that I came across while working on a recent project that required date manipulation. Date Column Note You can configure a column as [...]

By |2016-12-15T10:29:31+04:30November 27th, 2013|InfoPath, Tips|Comments Off on Fun With SharePoint Date Calculations

Search Scope Visibility

When creating search scopes, consider the following: If a search scope is created for a site collection, the scope will ONLY be available for the site collection where it was created.  To create a shared search scope that will be available across all site collections, use Central Administration to create a shared search scope. Site Collection Search Scope Settings [...]

By |2016-12-06T11:28:15+04:30March 25th, 2013|Central Administration, Tips|Comments Off on Search Scope Visibility

Can’t Delete Empty Document Library Folder

When is an empty folder not an empty folder?  When it's located on SharePoint of course!  The folder may appear empty in SharePoint, in Explorer view and in SharePoint Designer.  Attempting to delete the folder results in the following message: "The file is currently checked out or locked for editing by another user." Say what?! [...]

By |2016-12-06T11:28:31+04:30May 1st, 2012|Tips|14 Comments

Save SharePoint Subsite as Site Template

If you want to save a site collection as a site template you can go to site settings and select "Save site as template" from the Site Actions section.  However, if you go to site settings from a subsite, the option doesn't exist.  Is all hope lost?!  Not at all!  Just append "/_layouts/savetmpl.aspx" to the [...]

By |2012-01-24T16:18:29+04:30January 24th, 2012|Tips|Comments Off on Save SharePoint Subsite as Site Template

SharePoint 2010 Upgrade: One or more field types are not installed properly.

A recent SharePoint 2007 to 2010 migration went well, but not without it's expected little problems. One interesting problem that I ran into today had to deal with SharePoint Server Publishing. A site collection had the feature enabled and I wanted to disable it. So, Site Settings -> Site Features -> SharePoint Server Publishing -> [...]

By |2016-12-06T11:28:45+04:30January 10th, 2012|Tips|Comments Off on SharePoint 2010 Upgrade: One or more field types are not installed properly.

Change “Overwrite Existing Files” Behavior

In SharePoint, when a user chooses to upload a single document or multiple documents into a document library that does not have versioning enabled, the check box for "Overwrite existing files" is automatically checked. If the document library has versioning enabled, the option changes to "Add as a new version to existing files" and is [...]

By |2016-12-08T13:52:31+04:30August 25th, 2011|Tips|4 Comments

Server 2008 and NLB Event 105

When running SharePoint on Server 2008 and using a Network Load Balancing (NLB) cluster, the following warning messages may sporadically appear in the System event log: SOURCE: NLB Event ID: 105 NLB cluster []: Timer starvation has been detected. This might be due to a denial of service attack or a very high server load. [...]

By |2016-12-08T13:51:39+04:30August 25th, 2011|Tips|4 Comments

Service Timer Locks

Windows does not like inaccurate time. When the system time between a domain controller and a remote machine is more than 5 minutes apart, the remote machine will not be able to authenticate, and the user at the remote machine will not be able to log on. Not the start to a great day. Windows [...]

By |2016-12-08T13:49:20+04:30August 13th, 2011|Tips|Comments Off on Service Timer Locks
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